DYNAMO – Back in business

DYNAMO – Back in business

DYNAMO Metal Fest announces first four bands for inaugural event

Arch Enemy, Death Angel, Alestorm, and Nuclear Assault are the first bands to be confirmed for the first edition of the all new Dynamo Metalfest.



The festival will be held at the spiritual home of heavy metal festivals, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The brand new festival will be a back to basics, one day event highlighting the best of homegrown and international heavy metal.

"We want to have a line up which has room for the established names as well as for the new bands on the rise," says Tjerk Maas , promotor of Dynamo Metalfest. " The opening spot is reserved for a talented local band and the headlining act, whom we will soon announce, will appeal to a big audience. We want to see young as well as older metal fans at Dynamo Metalfest."

The Bay Area’s Death Angel have been pioneers of thrash metal, leading the charge in the 80’s and still whipping fans into a frenzy today.  Their passion and adrenaline-fuelled performances haven’t dulled over the years. Just like Nuclear Assault; the thrash crossover band from New York is celebrating their 30th anniversary next summer by gracing the stages of big European metal festivals – and we’re proud to announce that Dynamo Metalfest will be among them.
The infectious "pirate metal" of the Scotsmen, Alestorm, has already proven to be a hit in Eindoven, proven by a sold out show at the Dynamo club. 

Following the first announcement of Death Angel, Alestorm and Nuclear Assault, Dynamo Metalfest are proud to announce ARCH ENEMY as the festival’s headline act. 

"We are very pleased with the addition of our headliner Arch Enemy. Two weeks ago the band played a sold out show at the 013 in Tilburg, which shows that they’re more than worthy of a headline slot with us." said Tjerk Maas, organiser of Dynamo Metalfest. "The beauty of Arch Enemy is that they appeal to both the older metal fans as well as the young generation – we welcome both groups to Dynamo Metalfest."

Formed by mastermind, Michael Amott – upon his departure from death metal band, Carcass – Arch Enemy have been around since the mid-nineties. With Carcass, Amott was instrumental in creating sweeping guitar solos and melodic hooks, something he further perfected with Arch Enemy. This year, to accompany the release of new album War Eternal, the band injected some new flesh and blood, with the additions of Alissa White-Gluz as their new vocalist and former Nevermore guitarist, Jeff Loomis. 

In addition to the four bands already announced, four more will be unveiled in the new year.

Watch the video trailer for Dynamo Metalfest HERE

In order to make the festival accessible to as many people as possible, tickets are just €15. These can be bought online <<HERE>> but can also be purchased at all Primera outlets and at the box office of the Dynamo Club.
Dynamo Metalfest will take place on Saturday July 18th 2015, at the semi-covered ice rink in Eindhoven.  There will be a total of eight bands hitting the stage, as well as a metal market and refreshment stalls.